something to allow us to clear our heads and reduce all the stress in our lives,” says Kari. Last year, Mark backpacked 100 miles in seven days outside of Seattle. As it was August, high season if you make ice cream, Kari couldn’t go. Instead, she again has taken up running: long distances around Fort Worth, punishing trail runs — which she admits she loves — and organized races. To train, she runs fi ve days a week, often getting up before dawn and enduring extreme weather conditions.